Vision Benefits

Access to vision care for you and your family reflects Ohio State’s commitment to offering high-quality, affordable health plans. The Ohio State University Faculty and Staff Vision Plan provides you and your covered dependents with benefit coverage for vision care services, such as eye exams, eyeglasses and contact lenses. You can choose between Basic and Plus Plan options, both of which use the Vision Service Plan (VSP) Choice Network but offer different levels of benefit coverage.

Both Basic and Plus options will offer an additional $50 frame allowance for certain featured frame brands. In addition, both vision plan options will offer VSP Light Care. After an annual eye exam, you may choose VSP Light Care for either prescription eyewear or for non-prescription eyewear, including sunglasses and blue light-filtering glasses.

Vision Service Plan (VSP) has expanded access to medical eye care services for VSP members and their covered dependents. Members now have access to supplemental medical eye care for sudden vision changes, eye trauma, pink eye, foreign body removal or other symptoms that hamper day-to-day activities. Members can see a VSP network doctor in-person or remotely for supplemental eye care instead of visiting an urgent care center or emergency room. Members can also use their routine VSP coverage for lost or broken glasses or replacement contact lenses to meet immediate eyewear needs by contacting their VSP network doctor. Access to optometrists allows members to maintain health while easing the burden on primary care physicians and emergency rooms. Learn more about the program.

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This is intended to be an overview. Refer to the Plan Document for complete information. In the event the information on these pages differs from the Plan Document, the Plan Document will govern.